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Economy and Society is a major landmark in the recent emergence of economic sociology. Robert J. Holton provides a major new synthesis of social scientific thinking on the inter-relationship between economy and society arguing for the importance of politics and culture to the functioning of the economy and drawing on the strengths but avoiding the weaknesses of economic liberalism and political economy.
`… provides some sound critiques of both Marxism and neoclassicism and will challenge both liberal and Marxist readers to deal seriously with issues of culture and socialization in their conceptions of economic and social order.' - Review of Politica Economy